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Philosophical questions and questions about philosophy are hard to disentangle at times, but as a rule of thumb, it is definitely more correct to say that the site is indeed suitable for questions about philosophy, with a given textual context. That's not because we dislike philosophical discussion or original ideas, but because these simply do not fit well ...


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I do not think it should belong here. This question is essentially about website mechanics, not about philosophy. That is reflected in the place where your question was migrated to: super user is about general system mechanics in IT. I think there is even a question on grading philosophical essays which I once answered, so our scope is really broad in ...


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As of the first question, I suggested what the problem may be in a comment. I think what happened here is that we have a lot of text and a lot of thought going on which basically blurs the question proper, which gets drowned and fuzzier. This is probably why it ended up closed as off-topic since it is not clear what the actual question is when you give ...


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I'd say questions like that would be okay if they are tightly scoped to one particular philsophical school: "What does it mean in existentialism to "be yourself"?" "What would Nietzsche say it meant to "be yourself"?" If it's not scoped like that, then such a question is just an open-ended invitation to pontificate on ...


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Answer I would say that such a question should be allowed because it is on its face a question about the history of philosophy. What better place to ask about what Camus or Husserl said than Philosophy Stack Exchange? But I believe in the broader vision of philosophy and am at odds with other contributors who don't favor the use of editorial discretion. If ...


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Some advice on asking for references given what I've seen asked here. First, strongly qualify. An excellent teacher of political science would be able to read somewhat into your request and provide some editorial guidance, but on these forums, while there are many people who are quite knowledgeable about higher educational technicalities, there seems to be a ...


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Sinn und Bedeuting, wie ich lieb' Frege Ja, ich weiß viel mehr als du. Brennt einen Sehnsucht in unserer Logik Zwei und zwei immer macht 'deux'. — Fritz Lang, German metaphysician Thank you for asking the question, Doragon! While I'm a new contributor (only a year or so), this is a most excellent question, and from around Beta this and several tangential ...


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Here are my 2c on this: often users asking these ask for proofs using a specific set of rules "allowed" in a specific book or implemented in a piece of software. The catch is that answerers will most often than not not have access to that precise book or software. Questions seldom if ever post the exact table of rules allowed together with the ...


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